Eric Lacrouts was born in a family of musicians. He started studying the piano and the violin at the age of six. He received the highest awards in violin (in Jacques Ghestem’s class) and in chamber music (in Régis Pasquier’s and Itamar Golan ‘s classes) at the Paris CNSM Conservatoire, where he then joined the very selective advanced courses. At the end of his studies in France, he honed his technique to perfection with such great masters as Igor Oistrakh, Yair Kless, Hermann Krebbers, Philippe Hirshorn and Joseph Silverstein.
Solo violin of the Orchestre de l’Opéra National de Paris since 2003, he approaches the lyrical and symphonic repertoire with the greatest conductors (Solti, Osawa, Gergiev, Boulez, Salonen, Bychkov, Prêtre…) and collaborates with many composers for their creations.
First violin of the Psophos quartet for 10 years, he also performed in many European festivals surrounded by artists such as Salvatore Accardo, Bruno Giurana, Antonio Meneses, Régis and Bruno Pasquier, Denis Pascal and Cédric Tiberghien. Eric Lacrouts is dedicatee and creator of works by Lucien Guérinel, Gérard Gastinel and Emmanuel Séjourné.
On record, his interpretation of Ysaye’s sonatas for solo violin (Klarthe label) is critically acclaimed (Diapason, Classica, Resmusica…). Since summer 2010 he has been a member of the World Orchestra for Peace under the direction of Valery Gergiev.
Éric Lacrouts plays a violin by Pietro Guarneri from 1730 and a bow by Christian Barthe from 2015.